Hidden Earth

Episodic title: Following the Footsteps of Dinosaurs
Documentary series of five episodes.

Are you curious about the earth that is moving and shaking beneath your feet?
Silent rocks tell us an amazing story about life millions of years ago and the history of the earth’s changing climate.
Real-life footage in 8K resolution combined with game engine technology takes us back to the earth's amazing geological history.

Rocks contain the secrets of the earth. We use rocks as a key to unlock the network of life forms buried within the layers of rock that hold information, for example, on how climate change wiped out entire species. We follow well-renowned paleontologist Martin Lockley as he tracks down dinosaur footprints and goes on an adventure to recreate the hidden stories of evolution in the Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era.

This episode unveiled information on the biota of the Cretaceous Period and showed a large collection of fossilized footprints of fish, frogs, lizards, crocodiles discovered recently that contain a world of information from 100 million years ago, which could fill in missing links and give us a panorama of evolution from fish to amphibian to reptile to bird, and finally, to mammals.

  • KwangRok LEE
  • Jin-wook Lee
  • Na-eun Jo
  • Jun Soo Lee
  • Yong Hwa Bae
  • Seong-il Shin
  • Hyung-yeon Oh
  • Jeong-geun Kim
  • Jin-won Lee
  • Hong-yeol Park
  • Dong-ho Kim
  • Kallos Record KAPU
  • Studio Fanta Ray
  • Studio Wiswicks
  • KBS MediaTek
    VFX advisory
  • Yong-kyu Lee
  • Su-jin Yoo
  • So-young Kim
  • Chilsu Bae
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Television
  • Genres:
    History of Earth, Documentary series, Geological history, 50mins*5eps
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 2, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, Bhutan, Iceland, Korea, Republic of, United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 8K
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Distribution Information
  • KBS Media
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - KwangRok LEE, Jin-wook Lee, Na-eun Jo

Lee KwangRok, he has been working at KBS (Korean Broadcasing System) since 1994, as a program director of current affairs, history and natural environment documentaries.

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Director Statement

Even the tiniest fruit fly senses the earth’s magnetic field.
Birds are able to migrate across continents because they have a compass, the earth’s magnetic field, to guide them.
Just how much do we know about the ground on which we stand?
The spectacular mountains and streams of the Korean Peninsula were created by a series of magical coincidences and the passing of time to become the land that we call our home today.
Insubong Peak on the Bukhan Mountain, the folds of Baenyeongdo Island, the chiseled limestone cliffs and even the smallest rock on a volcanic island contains terrestrial magnetism that provides evidence of where they originated here on this earth. And the geological history of the Korean Peninsula is beautiful and breathtaking as well as dynamic.
Rocks contain the secrets of the earth. And today, we’ll use rocks as a key to unlock those secrets to explore the network of life forms, and open the time capsule buried within the layers of rock that hold information on how climate change wiped out entire species.
This odyssey of freedom and life will travel through time and space. And within the hustle and bustle of Seoul, we unleash hidden treasures of the Korean Peninsula that have been locked away for 3 billion years.